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the east coast and gulf coast at least, for now. the longshoremen's union agreed today to extend its existing contract by another month. that word came after the union and shipping lines worked out a deal on royalty payments for unloading containers. the contract extension gives the two sides time to resolve their remaining issues. wall street finished the week with its fifth straight losing session. stocks have been falling as concern mounts that washington will fail to get a budget deal. the dow jones industrial average lost 158 points today, to close at 12,938. the nasdaq fell 25 points to close at 2,960. for the week, both the dow and the nasdaq fell 2%. sectarian tensions flared across iraq today as tens of thousands of sunnis staged mass protests against the shi-ite-led government. there were rallies in fallujah and ramadi, where protests already had erupted earlier this week. today, mosul, tikrit and samarra had demonstrations as well. protesters took to the streets waving flags and signs. they chanted slogans demanding fair treatment from the baghdad regime, and the release
dimension to the union cause. and the document became a symbol of hope for the nearly 4 million slaves held in confederate states. reg nalted washington is a senior archivist with the national archive. >> it confirmed their belief that the war should always have been a war for-- not to preserve the union but a war to free the slaves. >> reporter: written on paper rather than more durable parchment the proclamation has faded over the years from light exposure. and now spends most of the time in protective dark storage in the national archives. but it commands large crowds on those rare occasions like today when it's on public display, and even 150 years later, it retains the power to inspire. >> it's a historical document. it's something that i think is important to our country our nation and specifically african-americans. >> this is the document really that started to free the black slaves do i had to come see it. >> had to come down after researching my great grandparents all of whom were slaves. so i had to come and see that document. >> and it's such a mix. it's such a mixed group old,
on the baltimore sun. >> union complaints lead baltimore schools to make cuts. >> and americorp is opening a new regional office that will house nearly 250 volunteers. for these stories and a lot more, read the baltimore sun, remember you can look for the updated forecast from wjz's wry witness news. >>> by the time a woman has to turn to a shelter she may have lost her home, job, car. now the road to success stops at an unlikely place. >> she has very healthy hair, her color is brown, very pretty. >> reporter: vicki jennings can't remember the last time she was here in a beauticians chair. >> i had more immediate concerns, my kids were my immediate concern. i have three little kids with me. so hair wasn't my -- the furthest thing from my mind and i've never been in a situation like this before. >> reporter: she lost her job, the family home was foreclosed so now she's moved her son and daughters to a shelter. >> find myself a good job and get my life back together. >> reporter: kathie rupert is the coordinator at the shelter. as the saying goes, when you look good you feel good. >> i can look i
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